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Dentist who shot Cecil the lion finds himself in a legal thicket

WASHINGTON A 115-year-old U.S. law that's grown like kudzu now hangs over the head of the Minnesota dentist who shot Cecil the lion. But it's one of the Supreme Court's newest decisions that could shape how officials may handle angry members of the public who have raged against the bow-and-arrow wielding dentist, Dr. Walter J. Palmer. Now both hunter and hunted, Palmer has ventured into a legal thicket that's almost certainly darker than he ever could have imagined. It's also getting thicker by the day, as lawmakers take aim on their own. "Let's not be cowardly lions when it comes to trophy killings," Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., said Friday as he...

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